What If You Remove KC From KCI?

What If You Remove KC From KCI?

While “convenience” is most often cited as the reason people like Kansas City International Airport in its current configuration, there is another big reason the mayor put the project on hold last year. Trust, or lack of trust, in the city on this issue...
Is KCI About To Become Trump International Airport?

Is KCI About To Become Trump International Airport?

The media are abuzz tonight with news that Kansas City International Airport is #26 on a list of 50 infrastructure projects the Trump administration is considering as federal priorities. Some initial observations: The FAA told the mayor’s KCI task force that...
Bonds. Airport Bonds.

Bonds. Airport Bonds.

I was struck by the good news last week that KCI’s debt rating has been upgraded. As reported in the Star: Moody’s cited the airport’s “continued improvement” in key financial measurements, including its ability to service its interest and debt payments and...
Why Wasn’t This An “I Told You So” Moment?

Why Wasn’t This An “I Told You So” Moment?

Last week, Southwest announced it was adding seasonal non-stop service between Pensacola and Austin as well as St. Louis. As followers of the KCI conversation already know, Austin and St. Louis are often held up as prime examples of airports stealing business from...
Dear “Bob”

Dear “Bob”

Thank you for sending me a note last night. You asked for my thoughts but alas… the email address you provided me is, for some strange reason, not working and my response was returned. That or you lied about your email address. Of course, I would hate to make...